On Tuesday August 26, 2014, from 6:00-7:30 pm, beginning at the Carnegie Center, the public is invited to a “talk & walk” about sustainability with Claude Stephens of Bernheim Arboretum. Every action ripples out with implications that effect our air, water, soil, energy and community; the playground of sustainability. This short informal chat, followed by a leisurely stroll through the community around the Carnegie Center, will focus on “reading” the urban landscape with an eye toward options for a more sustainable future. Come help us envision a future where we live in better agreement with nature as we explore a shift from sustainable to regenerative thinking. Claude Stephens is the Facilitator of Outreach and Regenerative Design at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. As an ecologist and educator Claude is excited about a future where ecology and economy work in partnership.
The program will begin with a 30-minute conversation about sustainability at the Carnegie Center, which will be followed by a 45-minute walk around downtown New Albany. For anyone who would like to continue the conversation informally, we will end the walk at a local restaurant. This program is free, but reservations are requested (please call 812-944-7336 or email email@example.com.
Centenary U.M.C. 175 Years in New Albany - Aug 26th
The Floyd County Historical Society will have their August meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church, 309 East Spring Street, New Albany. Mr. Bob Wells will present the program entitled: "Centenary United Methodist Church, 175 Years in New Albany".
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting a Vegetarian COOK-OFF on Wednesday, August 27th at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Entrants should bring prepared vegetarian recipes in a 13X9 casserole /or equivalent dish. Please bring a copy of the recipe to share with the other attendees. Four prizes will be awarded: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as selected by the judges and one by the attendees. Everyone is invited to sample and vote for the best vegetarian entree. Registration is required for entrants only.
All others are invited to come and enjoy. Contact the Reference Services Desk at 949-3523 to register. Join us for a taste of some of the best vegetarian dishes around!
A Civil Rights Commemoration - August 29th
Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:30-8:30 PM, 2nd Baptist Church 300 East Main Street in New Albany
On August 29, 1957, the United States congress passed the civil rights act of 1957. This was the first act of Civil Rights legislation since Reconstruction in America. The act helps to protect every U.S. citizen’s right to vote and establishes a Civil Rights Commission whose duty is to investigate acts of discrimination and injustice. The Act also led to the creation of a Civil Rights Division within the Department of Justice.
Join us for a program celebrating Civil Rights featuring the Floyd Central & New Albany Choirs under the direction of Ms. Angela Hampton and Ms. Linda DeRungs. Also featuring: Dr. Roosevelt Escalante, Jr., Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Morehead State University.
This event is free and open to the community
Downtown Farmers' Market - August 30th
Visit the Downtown Farmers' Market for fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as fresh flowers, local crafts and baked goods.
Items sold must be created/produced locally in our region (from Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Ohio, etc). Market Hours are from 8:00am - 1:00pm on Saturdays.
The Farmers' Market is located at the corner of Bank and Market Streets in Historic Downtown New Albany.
Movie Night by the River - Saturday August 30th
Join the City of New Albany for "Movie Night by the River" on August 30th. Gates open at 8:30 and the movie begins at dark. Food & Beverages vendors will be present. No Alcohol permitted.
Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.
The film stars the voice talents of Jake T. Austin, Steve Buscemi, Loretta Devine, Laurence Fishburne, Richard E. Grant, AnnaSophia Robb, Catherine Tate, and Liam Neeson.